As part of an official stay in Croatia, the delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People's Republic of China, led by Minister Han Changf, visited Ston on Tuesday afternoon.
The Croatian Minister of Agriculture, Tomislav Tolušić, hosted the Chinese guests, and during their visit to this picturesque town the delegation visited the salt pans in Ston and learned about the rich history of the production of salt that dates back to the time of the Republic of Dubrovnik.
They also visited another of Ston’s main attractions, the oyster beds in the bay of Ston. Mato Franusic hosted the Chinese delegation in Ston and explained to them the characteristics of oysters from Ston, which are recognised around the world.
The Chinese Ambassador to Croatia Xu Erwen accompanied Minister Changfou. After the official program, Minister Tolušić commented to reporters that "Our guests today were very impressed with the Ston salt pans and oysters. The visit to Ston was put together on the eve of the trip of the Chinese Minister to Italy, agriculture and aquaculture are something that is extremely interesting to the Chinese, and in these segments Croatia has shown great potential and growth over the last few years. We can use this area for further promotion of Croatia and possible export.”